Fair Food WA is focused on connecting to secure healthy food for all West Australians, and is the key body that brings together relevant sectors – business, government, university, not-for-profits – to ensure people don’t go hungry in WA.
It was established in 2017 to lead the development of a strategic charity food relief framework in Western Australia, which culminated in the Food Relief Framework, and generated a range of other solutions-focused outcomes for the charity and food relief sector.
The original membership comprised of the largest charity food providers and distributors, WACOSS, the Department of Health, Department of Communities, and state and federal funders.
Fair Food WA has experienced considerable achievements since its initiation, from the launch of the Food Relief Framework, and hosting of the inaugural Premier’s Roundtable, through to the development and socialisation of the Food Stress Index. Fair Food WA has experienced solid outcomes through the collaboration and leadership during the initial and subsequent COVID-19 lockdowns in Western Australia, and has proven valuable to other Australian states by providing strategic advice and guidance to ensure better outcomes for people living with food stress and insecurity.
FFWA has had more requests for its time and advice that can be achieved by the current membership, particular areas of focus have been supporting the development of new and emerging models of delivery and FFWA influence across systems integration has been challenging especially in recognition that currently members are largely weighted towards the distribution of charity food rather than systems change and integration.
Attendees of the Food Relief Roundtable
“Where organisations committed to food security share information, expertise, and resources for a coordinated rapid response.”
“Fostering a dignified and equitable food system for food security. Realising the human right to food for all West Australians."
“Creates shared intelligence to pinpoint food stress to underpin a timely, targeted and culturally appropriate response.”
Fair Food WA would not be possible without the generous support of Lotterywest.